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be holding up a possible dole. or it could be a bunch of show before the united nations general assembly to get the families all upset again and to not send them back again and use them as a "chit," which they are using them. while the syrian governments slaughters their citizens the leaders are welcomed at the united nations. coming up the latest on the death toll and the possible push to punish the syrian regime. that's ahead along with bottom of the hour headlines on "studio b."h let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement insurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, helps cover some of the medical expenses... not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying up to thousands of dollars... out of your
city in the world, let alone this country is. but still, when the united nations general assembly convenes in new york city, even in a city like new york, you feel it. and you feel it not just because of all the traffic that it causes but because there is a sudden international influx of world leaders and their entourages and their issues. even the protests change. new york city always has protests. but it's only when the u.n. is in session that we have something like this, an anti-iran, russia, china, syria protest being led by activists from egypt, iran, palestine, syria, tunisia, and yemen. in terms of protests inside the u.n., though, this year was a particularly good year for what's come to be known as the annual walk out on mahmoud day. this happens every year. the president of iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad, stands up to give a speech. shirt, jacket, no tie. he's very short. he gets up to give his speech. he starts denying the holocaust. he starts demonizing america. now he's also a 9/11 truther, for the record. and every year like clockwork when he does that speech in that suit
ahmadinejad appearance before the united nations general assembly. it would seem that iran's dealer ins are trying to court favorable public opinion and try to blunt the inevitable criticism they are going to face at the u.n. about the nuclear program and their human rights record. so, that is probably the reason for the timing of the release. now, we do know from the lawyer for the two men that the bail money or ransom money as some called it wasaid, again, bioman, itself. the reason for that is unclear. ohman is, obviously, a long term and important u.s. ally but why they would hand over $1 million is not yet clear. clearly there probably is some quid pro quo in terms of u.s. support and backing for ohman. >>shepard: we don't know what this is all about, in essence? >>jonathan: we don't know the reason for them paying $1 million. they have not acknowledged it. that is what we hear from the lawyers involved in the case and what we understood happened with the release of sarah shourd last year at $500,000. but, there are reasons that remain unknown. >>shepard: president obama saying the
the united nations general assembly in just a few hours from now. one of the main issues on hand today, the formation of a palestinian state, while the president blocked theired bid statehood. >> absolutely will be covering that all morning. bull's eye, the archer aiming for a place in the guinness book of world records. while overcoming up believable odds along the way. >> where there's a will, there's a way. >> before all of that, it is a day of mourning in afghanistan. a top leader is assassinated just steps before the u.s. embassy. >> whether afghanistan security forces are up for the task. more on the latest blow to the peace process. from kabul. >> rabbani thought he was meeting a man with a message from taliban. he did deliver a message, just not the one that rabbani expected. he put his aid right on rabbani's chest and blew up his bomb. afghan has been trying to convince taliban to leave the battlefield. rabbani led that effort with another who was also seriously injured. i met with him last year. >> you have to work with the community, those who want to lay down their weapon
to the general assembly. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. ultimately it's the israelis and the palestinians who must live side by side. ultimately it is the realitilies and the palestinians not us who must reach agreement on issues who divide them. [ chanting ] >> thousands of palestinians poured into the streets in ramallah today to support state hood. the west bank city is the seat of the palestinian parliament. >>> this is a shocking scene, it's quite disturbing, orchestrated by mexican drug cartels. drivers left two trucks filled with bodies sitting in the mid of a highway in the tourist town of boca del rio. some of the 35 corporation corp on to the streets. investigators believe some of the dead were rival drug traffickers. >>> typhoon roke is blasting japan this week, with 100-mile-per-hour winds. 17 inches falling so far in some places. the storm is brushing past tokyo right now. it is pushing into the area address wrecked by the earthquake and tsunami last march. >> repo
speakers making a stand on the world stage this week at the 66th united nations general assembly taking place in new york. everything from the teetering global markets, the future of libya, famine in so somalia. all those things are on the table. after a year of seismic, big decisions, it's the power plays happening behind closed doors that are making a difference. president obama is meeting privately with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu to talk about the road to peace. the potential for a palestinian state. the president's also going to meet with the palestinian leader, mahmoud abbas, separately, that's happening later today. abbas expected to demand statehood this friday in front of the general assembly. that would be a huge change to the face of the region. something neither united states or israel wants to see happen without having a hand in the negotiations. the president made his own address to the general assembly about that this morning. >> i know that many are frustrated by the lack of progress. i say sure you, so am i. but the question isn't the goal that we seek, th
. if there was just a vote -- just needed for a vote in the united nations general assembly, it would overwhelmingly be approved very quickly. to get that full membership as a member state of the united states, you need the security council to approve it. you need nine states, nine members of the u.n. security council, 15 members all together that are ready to support it. you also have to avoid a veto by one of the five permanent members of the u.n. security council. president obama says the u.s. will use that veto. the security council isn't going to authorize full membership for the palestinians but they're trying to avoid that veto if at all possible. >> it seems to me the president has to -- talking about president obama -- he's walking a bit of a fine line here. really, i know you can speak to this, this isn't just a diplomatic issue but this is a domestic issue as well. we have the jewish vote at stake here for president obama and what happened in new york with the election for anthony weiner's seat which had been vacated. what do you make of that? >> well, it's become a huge political issue.
nations general assembly in just a few hours from now. one of the main issues on hand today, the formation of a palestinian state. will the president blocked their bid for statehood? >> big story there. absolutely, we'll be covering that all morning. >>> and bull's eye, the archer aiming for a place in the guinness book of world records. while overcoming up believable odds along the way. if this man can do what he does, we should all be climbing mt. everest. >> it's trite, but where there's a will, there's a way. this guy is living proof. >>> before all of that, it is a day of mourning in afghanistan. a top leader is assassinated just steps before the u.s. embassy. >> deadly questions about whether afghan security forces are up for the task. more on the latest blow to the peace process from kabul. >> reporter: burhanuddin rabbani thought he was meeting a man with a message from taliban. while at home he thought he was meeting a man with a message directly from taliban leaders. the message was so important he was escorted in without security checks. he did deliver a message, just not the on
shoulder at the united nations. diplomats from the u.s. and other western nations walk out of the general assembly during an off the wall address. he questioned the holocaust again and accusing the u.s. of using the mysterious 9/11 attacks to launch attacks. bob ward is accused of fatally shooting his wife. his attorneys argue the woman was suicidal and ward was trying to stop her from killing herself. a former biology pro feelsor in huntsville pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. she was allegedly angry over the school's refusal to grant her tenure. world markets down sharply and investors feeling a lot of pain in the united states. the dow is down quite a bit. it's down 421 points at the moment. robert gray is joining us from fox business network. robert, second day of a pretty bad slump. >> reporter: it started with the fed yesterday. they spooked investors with that statement after their policy meeting ended when they put out a statement that they saw significant risks to the down side for the economy. we have been talking about this for several months and years in some cases ab
for the tourists to get close to the hollywood sign. martha: looming over this week's united nations general assembly. papalestinians wants the u.n. to recognize them as the state of palestine for all of the proceedings in the united nations. this has is trail outraged and put our president in a difficult position. the u.s. is expected to veto that if it does indeed make it to the security council. hillary clinton is work on the situation at the u.n. and trying to convince the palestinians to negotiate directly with israel. here is more from secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we continue to believe that our pressing the point that the only way to a solution which is what we support and want to see happen is through negotiations. no matter what does or doesn't happen this week, it will not produce the kind of outcome that everyone is hoping for. martha: dan gillerman is a former ambassador to the u.n. we laid out what's happening. what is your reaction to this? >> i think the secretary is right. the only way to have the palestinian state -- i say the for six years, i had the privilege of
of the united nations. >> this is the first day of the general assembly debate. the u.s. president always speaks second after brazil. this time, the first time a woman president will speak first leading brazil. it should be a very interesting day in the news of those possible hiker releases. president ahmadinejad speak tomorrow but will be in the building later today and not attending the u.s. president's address in the morning here at the u.n. christine? >> richard roth. thank you so much, richard. >>> it is the dawning of a new day in libya. you're going to see it in a second. there it is. that new red, black and green flag of the north african nation now has its place in the row of flags at the united nations. libya's new interim prime minister, expecting to have a new government in place with ten days. [ chanting ] and that's what freedom looks and sounds like. cnn cameras capturing the people of libya celebrating wildly at the national transitional council troops rolled into the city yesterday. one of the last strongholds of the ousted dictator moammar gadhafi. >>> a major setback to peace
at the u.n. been -- at the united nations and he's going to address the general assembly there. what can we expect from mr. ahmadinejad this aim around, eric? >> reporter: hi martha. you know, he's back! and it's almost like he never leaves. this is the seventh time that mahmoud ahmadinejad has addressed the general assembly at the united nations and as expected, we can expect him to attack the united states. and israel. and deny iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. we'll also get his view of the upcoming palestinian vote. you know he's denied the holocaust, called for wiping israel off the map, said there are no homosexuals in iran and called protestors criminals. he has given one on one interviews, an opportunity for him to spread his message. this is one we did last year when i conducted an interview with him for fox news. at that time, he said that the u.s. government was involved in 9/11. i asked him why he would say much nutty and insane things. this morning, "the new york times" says he's making an effort to be friendly and conciliatory, but some opponents think he should be arrested. >
.n. general assembly. >> that's rig, wolf. the palestinians continue pressing their case here at the united nations and it was the most dramatic issue the president addressed in his speech today with repeated the theme, peace is hard. the president trumpeted progress -- >> at the end of this year, america's military operation in iraq will be over. osama bin laden is gone. >> and warned of challenges ahead. >> where we stand with the syrian people or their oppressors. >> what so many were listening for was this. >> we seek a future where palestinians live in a sovereign sate of their own. >> how would we explain his opposition to the palestinian push for state hood at the united nations? >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions tat united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> the most striking? >> let us be honest with ourselves. israel is surrounded by neighbors that have waged repeated wars against them. a small country of less than 8 million people look out at a world where leaders of much larger nations threaten to wipe it off the map.
much. thank you. >> the president earlier in the day wrapping up his speech at united nations general assembly. let's assess what the president had to say. joining us, our cnn political contribute, paul begala, priorities usa and priorities usa action, also joining us, our newest cnn political contribute, former bush secretary, ari flesher, a member of the pr republican jewish coalition. thanks very much. ari, what did you think of the president. handling of this israeli/palestinian issue at general assembly today? >> it might surprise you, i liked it today. the president did something this year he did not do last year and added a robust pro-israel paragraph, talked about the holocaust, 6 million lives lost, how israel's in a hostile neighborhood where rockets are fired at children. he did not say that last year. what he did say last year, which he omitted this year, was a call for israel to end the settlements and extend the settlement moratorium. a clear difference this year from last year. i suspect election politics have to do with it. i like it. welcome to hear. >> we didn't larr
the world at the united nations general assembly. there is a lot on the line. iranian leader's tone will be very telling because his grip on power is shaky these days. many observers believe he needs to ease tensions with the united states. let's go first to the political prisoner in the united states thing. what do you suppose that means? >> i was than aware there were a lot of iranians in the mountains picked up -- >> but iranians in jail in different capacities over the years iranians asked for a quid pro quo release. we have to see until the american hikers are back on u.s. soil to see just what these statements really mean. whether it is political niceties to thank oman and reflect on their experiences in iran, until they come back, probably they will be on the set and you can ask them. but as for the hikers' situation it also played out this drama at the united nations, you can't mistake the timing. president obama, president ahmadinejad, different areas of the u.n. while president obama was speaking, president ahmadinejad came in through the u.n. entrance. here he is leaving
obama's trip to new york next week to address the united nations general assembly. the palestinians want the u.n. to support their hopes to establish their own state. the u.s. does not back their desires. so-called arab spring in countries like libya and egypt put the white house and the state department in a very awkward position here. catherine herridge live in washington for us. where do things stand right now? >> reporter: well, thank you, jon and good morning. this potential showdown at the u.n. next week has been brewing for months and the stated position of hillary clinton and other members of the administration is that they do support statehood for the pa palestinians but through negotiation not through recognition alternate the united nations. a white house spokesman emphasized the point. >> the palestinians will not and cannot achieve statehood through a declaration at the united nations. it is a distraction and in fact it's counter procee counter productive. that remains our position. we continue to be focused with great intensity on the need to get israelis and palestinians t
nations addressing the general assembly and did make quick mention of the news that shane and josh are free. >> wonderful news, we are thrilled and would not feel better for the families, those moms who we've been in close contact with. it's a wonderful day for them and for us. >> and coming up in a couple of minutes, roxanne saberi, she's going to share her own memories of what she called psychological torture. she'll share conditions of what that must have been like and what josh and shane must be feeling now here in the first moments of freedom. talk to her in a minute. >>> now, let me catch you up on some other stories. let's begin with no polygraph test for troy davis. lawyers asked for their client to get a last minute lie detector test. in fact, the department of corrections denied that request. lethal injection set to happen 7:00 p.m. eastern time. the family of the victim has said they will not attend tonight's execution. >>> also, mohamed abbas set to meet with president obama in just an hour from now. this after, abbas announced he's going to be sending a letter seeking
/iraq border. >>> we may hear more about the two americans today at the united nations. mahmoud ahmadinejad makes his address to the general assembly around noon. an anti-ahmadinejad protest is planned for outside the building. >>> the u.s. central bank is hoping to kick start america's sluggish economy by selling $40 billion of short-term treasuries in exchange for the same amount of longer-term bonds. the idea is to push long-term interest rates lower even though they're already at record low ts. those are the headlines from cnn, the world's news leader. "world business today" starts now. >>> hello, and a warm welcome to "world business today," i'm manisha tank in hon con. >> i'm nina desantos. the stock markets take a tumble. >> troubled tech giant hewlett packard could be about to give is boss a boot after barely a year in the job. >> i feel terrible. can't sleep at night because you're thinking how are you going to pay for the family's bills. >> not being able to pay your bills for five months. in sfan the public sector workers are taking matters into their own hands for now. >> let's
missed. we're on the united nations today to hear iran's president address the general assembly. and he quickly prompted french, british and other delegates to walk out of his speech after saying the u.s. government views zionism as sacred and european countries still use the holocaust after six decades as the excuse to pay ransom to zionists. his words. >>> southwest airlines is working with federal and local officials to investigate suspicious tagging incidents involving some of its passenger jets in los angeles. as you can see in this video, a white marking is visible on the tail of one of the airlines' planes there. an airline spokesperson could not comment on the number of planes vandalized. where the incidents were recorded or give specific details about what the markings actually were or what they mean. we'll bring you updates on the story as it evolves. >>> in michigan, a $10,000 reward is being offered for any information can lead to an arrest in this car bombing. it happened in monroe, michigan. about 40 miles south of detroit on tuesday. a well known divorce attorney and his
in his speech yesterday. to the general assembly. >> peace will not come through statements and resolution at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. ultimately, it is the israelis and the palestinians who must live side by side. ultimately, the israelis and the palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on the issues that divide them. >> an executive director of the american task force in palestine, also a former adviser to mahmoud abbas. thank you for coming on. >> thank you for having me. >> the first question is going to the united nations seen by many as a very risky move by president abbas. is it worth the risk? >> it is an expression of frustration. i don't think they believe it will change but they are taking that step to show the world that the issue is still alive. is it worth the risk? i don't know. but the risk is not only to the palestinians. it is to the israelis and the international community. therefore no matter what happens in the u.n., i think we have to keep our eye on the ball. to make sure things do not dete
, former ambassador to the united nations and fox news contributor. give us the big picture here, mr. ambassador. you know a lot about how the iranians think when the u.n. general assembly is convening and mahmoud ahmadinejad is set to address this body, all of the sudden the two bodies are freed. why? >> what a coincidence, an amazing coincidence. obviously this is something that ahmadinejad has had in mind, he hinted in it in interviews over the past two weeks and it's intended to give him a propaganda boost to show his good will and humanitarian nature as he addresses the u.n. *pb and doesis his best for the iranian charm offensive during his stay in new york. look, these two people should have been released within a few days after they were picked up, 2 1/2 years ago, along the iran-iraq border, they didn't do anything wrong, they got lost, they were used for political purposes, it was very callous, very political, so while we should be certainly happy they've been released, this is nothing but propaganda on the part of the iranian government. >> and we understand that the bail o
at united nations. today's address by the iranian president ahmadinejad was certainly no exception. for 30 minutes he lambasted the united states and its western allies, prompting a mass walkout by many diplomats in the general assembly. what is different this year is ahmadinejad's standing at home in iran, we're taking a closer look. cnn's brian todd working the story for us. what's going on with ahmadinejad inside iran? >> reporter: wolf, analysts say he's had internal struggles with the man who is once his chief backer, supreme leader. ahmadinejad needs to build capital at home and in the broader middle east, and observers say speeches like this help him do that, even if many find them outrageous. it was classic ahmadinejad. less than seven minutes in, iran's president blasted the u.s. and other western powers, though not by name. >> translator: who abducted forcefully tens of millions of people from their homes in africa and other regions of the world during the dark period of slavery. who used the mysterious september 11th incident as a pretext to attack afghanistan and iran. >> repor
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